Rush Order Searching and Ordering
1. Check Books in Print online or the appropriate
equivalent for books published outside the US to determine if the book
you need is available.
Record found and title in print : Note down
the price and ISBN as listed (For first copies, we prefer hardcover:
for reserve duplicates we prefer paperback.) Also check for publisher
/ distributor information.
Record not found: try searching for a publishers
Record found and title out of print: Do not
pursue any further. Email information about title and number of copies
to designated person in Order Division for further consideration.
2. In Voyager Cataloging, search for the book.
Note that sometimes it is tricky to distinguish between a new edition
and a straight reprint, given the Books in Print information or
information from a publisher website. Sometimes examining various libraries
records on RLIN will help make this distinction. Also, if you cannot find
a paperback book in RLIN or OCLC as a separate record, and it was published
within a year or two of a hardcover edition, it is probably a reprint
rather than a new edition.
Voyager record not found: import or input
a record following standard procedures.
Voyager record found: Check holdings to
see if this location (Res, SARP, SPIA, etc) has a copy.
Location has copy: create
a new mfhd (holdings record) for that location. Note down the
Bib ID for use in the order.
Location does not have a copy : note down the
Bib ID. Do not create a new mfhd. The mfhd will be automatically
added upon creation of the order.
Be sure that the ISBN you want to print on the
order (usually paperback) is the first isbn in the record. (You can
right click on the 020 field and choose move this field up by
one if necessary).
Special case: When purchasing for Firestone reserves,
the first copy goes into location F and any further copies go into location
RES. Therefore, if we already have reserve duplicates, you would need
to create a new mfhd for RES; if we have only a copy for F, you would
not need to create a new mfhd for RES.
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